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State Library of South Australia

North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
+61 8 8207 7250
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North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
+61 8 8207 7250
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me, this is not the most interesting building to view from the outside. It is situated among other such buildings (Eg Art Gallery, Museum, Government Buildings, etc.). However, the interior is most impressive. The Library houses (among other things) an impressive collection of documents...More

Thank arbruse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the State Library. We enjoyed wandering around the new areas, but loved the old library with books reaching to the ceiling.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say this was one of the highlights of our visits & highly recommend it. After seeing reviews on here and social media, we had it firmly on our to do / see list and spent a couple of hours here. There’s currently...More

1  Thank natters1979
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We just walked-in off the street and were overwhelmed by the friendly welcome and information we were given. Certainly worth a visit for the internal architecture alone, not to mention the collections and displays.

Thank Jim649
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This was a collection of Newspaper cartoons on political events of 2017. It was put together with great humour and balance. Well worth a visit. Fully wheelchair accessable.

1  Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The State Library of South Australia. For many, visiting a library as a 'must-see' destination is a bit far-fetched. However the true grandeur and splendour of the Mortlock Wing in this library is nothing to turn your nose up at. The sheer beauty of this...More

Thank chris l
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Went to see the wonderful library and stumbled on some interesting and beautiful photographs. Wish they did a tour of the building exploring some if the nooks and crannies. The interactive light show on the side of the building at night is definitely worth a...More

Thank chivasLakeMacquarie
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was my first visit to the SLSA and my objective in accessing an archive was achieved. The layout of the place and the layout, for a visitor to Adelaide who is unfamiliar with the Library is confusing. The staff were diligent. It looks like...More

Thank jagg686
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I found a pic in a pamphlet of a library and had to go see it. So amazing in real life. It is like a piece of oxford in the middle of Adelaide. Uni students were sitting in the gorgeous piece of history and studying....More

Thank Sussann D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

What a beautiful treasure Adelaide has here. On exhibition whilst we were there was 'From Outback to Outer Space' Woomera. It was facinating and free.

Thank Sue H
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